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Last updated on March 17th, 2002 by Karen Shelton

Introduction

Laura Prepon plays the beautiful but spunky redhaired Donna Pinciotti on That 70s Show. (Laura Prepon as beautiful Donna Pinciotti - Copyright: 1998/FOX - all rights reserved).

Laura's signature style for That 70s Show involves wearing her gorgeous natural dark cinnamon colored hair straight and shiny with a part that is usually down the middle. Her naturally straight hair works wells for her TV retro role.

Since joining the FOX primetime line-up in fall 1998, THAT '70s SHOW has set numerous records for a FOX comedy and has grown each year since its debut. THAT '70s SHOW consistently ranks as the No. 1 program in its time slot in several key demographics.

In her role as Donna, Laura has had the opportunity to appear in several fantasy sequences. In one sequence Donna posed as Lucy with Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) who portrayed the other half of the famous Lucy and Desi couple. Donna's red hair was coifed to look exactly like Lucy's 50s style. (“Fez Dates Donna” episode of THAT ‘70s SHOW May 1, 2001- Copyright: 2001/FOX).

Steal Laura's Style

Whether your own hair is straight, curly/wavy or a combination, the key to Laura's look on THAT 70s Show is smooth and sleek.

In the photo to the side Laura, with guest start Luke Wilson wears her sleek hair straight with a side part. (Photo - Copyright: 2002/FOX).

To steal Laura's style follow these steps:

  1. Shampoo and condition your hair according to your hair type.
  2. Towel blot your hair to remove excess moisture.
  3. Apply a straightening or defrisant balm like Phytodefrisant, Edwin Paul Smoothing, Mine's Smooth Sailing or KMS Flat out. If appropriate for your hair type apply a heat protectant or a leave-in conditioner.
  4. Detangle hair working from the ends to the roots with a wide tooth comb or pick.
  5. Use a large or medium sized boar's head paddle brush and blow dry straight. Never direct hot air towards one section of hair for longer than a few minutes to avoid heat damage.
  6. If kinks or waves still exist after drying hair use a flat iron to get hair perfectly straight.
  7. When hair is 100% dry apply a shine balm or serum to get megawatt sparkle.

Note: Aim the nozzle of the blow-dryer from the roots down to the ends to enhance shine.

For special events off the set Laura likes to curl her luscious long mane into well formed stunning spiral curls. She has reported that she likes to use a root lift product like Matrix Amplify Root Lifter or PhytoActif to give her hair special fullness and volume.

In another fantasy episode on the show Donna wore her beautiful red hair in long cornrows decorated with a series of beads throughout and at the ends of the style. Donna looked stunning. Pictured to the side is Hyde (Danny Masterson) and Donna in "It's A Wonderful Life" (Copyright 2001 FOX BROADCASTING).

Steal Laura's

Here's how to transform your do into beautiful spiral curls like Laura wears for special occasions:

  1. Shampoo and condition your hair according to your hair type. To block frizz use a moisturizing shampoo and rinse out conditioner.
  2. Towel blot your hair to remove excess moisture.
  3. Apply a moisturizing styling gel to damp strands. If appropriate for your hair type apply a heat protectant or a leave-in conditioner.
  4. Detangle hair working from the ends to the roots with a wide tooth comb or pick.
  5. Use a long finger diffuser to shape curls as you blow-dry. Remember to keep your hands off your hair as you dry.
  6. When hair is 100% dry apply a styling glaze like Nexxus Versastyler or KuscoMurphy Cinnamon Hair Wax.
  7. If your curls are not well formed into ringlets use either a spiral curling iron or hot curlers to create the perfect spirals.
  8. Let newly created curls completely cool before carefully arranging with your fingers or a pick.
  9. Apply a shine balm or serum to get a dizzying sparkle.

Laura's Bio

Born March 7, 1980 in Watchung, NJ, a short distance from New York City, Prepon's desire to act began at a young age and she started studying the craft at 15. She went on to study theater at the Total Theater Lab in New York. Prepon has always loved dance and has trained in ballet. She is also a sports enthusiast and played tennis on her high school team. In addition, she enjoys gymnastics and riding horses.

(Photo above - Eric (Topher Grace) gives Donna (Laura Prepon,) a promise ring. THAT ‘70s SHOW episode “Promise Ring” 2001-FOX BROADCASTING)

Laura has been praised for her honest portrayal of Donna on THAT ‘70s SHOW, which marks her network television debut. She's received critical acclaim for her performance and Entertainment Weekly calls her a "rising star" and "wonderfully deadpan."

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